Recent posts: Green Martian
Rishi K. is back with another round of top notch progressive vibes. Since his “White Crane” release Rishi has been busy in the remix department for labels like AK-Tek Records and Bonzai Progressive. Here we have his latest works, the two tracker “Always Home”.
The title track gives off a smooth progressive house vibe from the intro, the rhythm builds nicely with cool open hats and synths before power from the bassline and chunky kicks take you in its grasp. The bassline is a huge focus here as it weaves its way through note changes perfectly, on top of that is some nifty synth work and a real cool retro vocal sample which adds flavour. The break filters out and comes back with a bang into this awesome driving groove.
“Going Viral” takes us deeper with a superb progressive house groove. Smooth intro with a subtle kick and pad with some synth keys coming through. The offset bassline sets up the track for the duration with its deep, lush trimmings and things come together brilliantly. On the break an arp courses through the sound wrapping this up perfectly, top quality stuff.
UK based duo Tom and Andre get back in the studio together after their very well received track “Sunrise Over Ganymede” with this superb progressive house two tracker “Marcahusai”.
“Marcahuasi” gets us on the move with a wonderful kick and pad intro with subtle melodies, these sounds build brilliantly into a full on journey through stunning prog house vibes. The bassline provides a big focus here with its warm, lush vibe, very cool synth stabs are coupled with classy arp sequences, very well crafted sounds and sure to see a lot of airtime.
“Take It Slow” intros with some awesome synth stabs with a perfect amount of delay that gives off a cool summer vibe. Nice and tight arrangement on the drums and percs with a deep, well rounded bassline holding up the track beautifully. As the track builds sweeping pads begin to take the track to new heights as you start to get lost in this groove, top notch stuff yet again from this highly respected duo.
Popular Belgian producer and remixer Jimmy Galle is back with another of his fine creations. “Chocola” serves up a real progressive trance treat and comes backed up with three fantastic remixes.
The original mix fits the Green Martian sound so well, pumped up progressive house with a dash of euphoria. The track intros with a tight kick and percussion arrangement while a sweet melody builds up in the background, this is coupled with some beautiful vocal sequences. On the break melodies spring up with an ethereal pad and more of those sweet vocals, a subtle climax gets us back to the groove. Fresh and energetic vibes to get the floors moving.
Airwave steps up first on remix duties with his Hazelnut Remix and again he delivers pure quality. Solid kicks and distant melodies provide the intro and the track gains momentum in true Airwave style. A deep progressive vibe ensues with intensity being generated in the quality synth work, on the break we are treated to a sublime trance experience with big pads and expert melodies before getting back into a strong pumping groove. One to watch!
The very busy Manu Riga is up next with his Vanilla remix. Adriaan is currently finishing off his artist album with many collaborations included, he has a fast growing back catalogue of quality tunes to date with much more to come. The track begins with a cool steady rhythm, chunky kicks and crisp hats are backed up with a throbbing bass while the melody builds up nicely. The break delivers excellent pads and that brilliant vocal sample, a strong progressive track that would be a great addition on any set.
Beglian DJ and producer Andy Verschaeren aka Max Cue gives us his Strawberry remix. Andy has been obsessed with music since he was 12 and began producing at 16 using Fruity Loops and later Ableton. His tracks have been released on labels like USA Import, Progrezo and more, his tracks have also been supported by DJ’s such as Laurent Garnier and Paul Oakenfold. This remix intros with a superb kick and percussion, the bassline powers the track from below with a chunky deep vibe. The now familiar melody adds a cool contrast and the vocal works very well in this setting, as the track builds the melody becomes much more intense and you will find yourself locked in to this groove, top stuff!
Kindred Spirits debut on Green Martian with this stunning two tracker “Smooth Tricks EP”.
The title track, “Smooth Tricks” gets us on the move with a nice melodic intro, the drum arrangement soon follows and builds to the bassline which really sets this tune on fire. The bassline brings the progressive nature of this track to the fore with a wonderful array of melodies adding contrast. The break is a climactic setting filled with superb pads creating a surreal atmosphere before settling in to a super sweet melodic sequence. Very fresh sound here that is going to be an asset in any DJ box!
“Interlacing Textures” sticks with the prog house groove, lots of percussions combine very well and the kicks will have any ass shaking in no time. A very organic synth grabs your attention early on with a very nice melody adding a whole new texture. This track continues to build and build with high pitched gated strings bringing in a trance element, another very welcomed fresh sound here, one to watch.
Brazilian DJ and producer Mathie DeLois makes his Green Martian debut with this solid prog groover “Warning EP”. Mathie is a very experienced DJ and has played at big parties all over Brazil, he began producing in 2004 and since then he has gained a lot of respect and also appeared on Fiber Online website having won a best producer award. With releases on many other labels and more projects in the works we are excited to see what this guy has to offer.
The original mix of “The Last Word” is a stunning slice of prog that could easily lean into a more subtle trance set. Strong and solid groove from the off with a very nice thick and chunky kick accompanied by crisp sharp hats. The warm basses sit perfectly with plucked synths and pulsating pads while on the break you get lost in the gritty textured melody, superb stuff.
The Version remix is a much more clubby affair with more of the same lushness on the strings and bass. Very well arranged percussions give off a cool rhythm and on the break the melody creates a beautiful and dreamy vibe. Definitely one for the trance boxes and sure to be on a lot of playlists.
GmT aka Gamut debuts on Green Martian with a stunning three track EP entitled “Vices & Transgressions”. Slovenian born Gamut is the product of a very musical family having taken to this art from an early age with a venture in drums and percussion instruments. His teenage years were spent performing with bands and in 2000 he entered into the world of EDM with his first listen to a progressive CD. It wasn’t too long after that he started to DJ and ultimately produce his own sounds, many releases followed on many labels and here we see this diverse talent shine with more already lined up for the future.
First up we have “Sway Shades”, a real nice progressive house stomper that intros with a cool percussion and a monster kick. The bassline powers through with some deep synth vibes pulsating the rhythm. Gamut’s early drum experiences are very evident with an expertly arranged drum section. Funky grooves build up through some cool stabs, a fantastic guitar riff and brilliant vocal samples with an added crowd cheering effect that has a huge impact. Very retro feel on this that is gonna be huge on the club floors!
“Sex On Substance” goes a little deeper into the prog house vibe. The track intros with an array of quality FX and subtle pads before a stunning bassline and kick combi powers the rhythm on. Again we see Gamut expel his amazing drum arrangement skills filled with many different percussion instruments. This groove settles in nicely with the synth work standing out. Erotic vocal samples are accompanied by a fantastic saxophone riff and on the break the groove ramps up a notch. This is a seriously strong track that will be on a lot of playlists for sure.
“Hedonizer” takes us on a much brighter more energetic journey with a strong solid, melodic groove. Very well crafted patterns with the drums taking centre stage and shored up brilliantly with a hypnotic bassline. The break brings the melodies to the fore with fantastic sequences and feel good pads. Another powerful example of quality production.
Italian DJ and producer Dani Bosco debuts on Green Martian with a fantastic two tracker entitled “Time & Money EP”. Dani is a lover of tech house, techno and progressive music, this is reflected in his sets and productions. He has had a raft of releases on many labels over the years with his album “Reflections” in 2012 being one of the best picks on major download portals. Dani has plans for a second album in the future but for now we get to enjoy his latest works.
The title track “Time” is a wonderfully uplifting piece of progressive tech with the intro bringing in a nice subtle melodic arp. Nice chunky kicks with a deep rooted bass soon come through and we settle into a sublime journey. Strong, steady rhythms are built with minimal percussions and big chord stabs. On the break the melody intensifies and is backed up with a round of quality FX, superb vibe on this.
“Money” takes on a more surreal darker theme. The track intros with crunchy FX and sharp claps, a brilliant kick with a nice thud starts to build the groove with more percussions creating a real prog vibe. Huge deep throbbing basses really get the tune going with some very cool vocal samples adding contrast. Deep rising strings provide intensity and on the break we get some guitar FX and a sinister sounding arp. A true dark monster perfect for the late night parties.
Danny Murphy is a DJ, producer, live artist & label manager based in Barcelona. He makes his Green Martian debut with this three track EP entitled “Abra EP”. Danny has been an electronic music lover from an early age, and is influenced by the music of the 80s. Three years ago he founded the Tecnove Records label and has enjoyed a huge amount of releases across multiple genres with support from around the world.
First up is the title track “Abra” with a strong hypnotic progressive vibe. The track intros with a throbbing deep bass which continues throughout with little respite, this is accompanied by a solid percussive groove creating a wall of sound that will lock you in for the duration.
“Basement” has a much more tech element in the sound with prog still holding ground. Brilliant arrangement on the drums and percs carving out a solid, rhythmic groove. Punchy basses are contrasted with subtle melodies that really come to prominence on the break, big tune that will be at home in any box.
“Acidus” takes the pure prog route with a well crafted arrangement. The track begins its journey with a real nice kick and crisp hats, an organic bassline morphs its way through the various stages of acid accompanied with a deep sub bass. On the break we get some expert filtering and cool pads before getting right back to the groove, top stuff!
Belgian native M.I.K.E. aka Push resurrects another of his famous monikers, Sector 7 with the track DNA and this comes backed up with a superb remix. The last release for this project came way back in 2006 with “Inside Of Me” and before that “Art Of Balance” and “Deep Breath” both on Green Martian from 2000. This is the second comeback for some of Mike’s projects after he revamped his Tribal Warriors guise very recently also.
“DNA” takes us right back to the pure progressive trance sounds of yesteryear with a modern twist. Understated kicks and just enough percussion to keep the rhythm flowing with the bassline holding things together nicely. Big sweeping synths carve out endless melodies, and this really gives it an almost retro feel. Great to see a return to this sound and sure to be a hit among diehard fans and new listeners alike.
Progressive maestro Blufeld takes to the mixing desk for his remix and what a brilliant effort it is too. Blufeld does what he does best and transforms the original into a warm, sultry progressive stomper, excellent reworking on the melodies while keeping true to the original. The bassline has been beefed up a lot adding that lush vibe, top quality stuff yet again.
Sagittaire is back with a quite stunning piece of progressive house bordering on trance. If you didn’t know this project is from the mind of none other than EDM genius himself, Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave. There is no limit to the talent from this guy as he proves yet again that music comes from deep within. Sagittaire’s last release came way back in 2007 with the special edition seven part “60”, now revamped and still keeping to the true nature of this guise we are delighted to have the two track release “One Twenty Five”
The title track intros with strange, weird and wonderful melancholic melodies which soon get a lush makeover when super warm pads fade through. The classic styled bassline sneaks in with a rolling effect and the track lifts off with a tight kick and percussion combi. THE big focus here is the amazing slightly gated synths with teasing underlying melodies that you want to burst out and take over completely. A masterclass in sound design here and sure to be a very popular choice among many.
“Omnibus” is a much more upbeat track with its bouncy effect and beautifully crafted melodies. Nice subtle intro with muted kicks that soon transforms into a full on shower of beats washed in bubbles of bliss. Very simple approach with a huge impact, lots of different sounds coming together nicely, offset bass, cool percussions, an amazing full kick and of course magical melodies. Refreshing sounds indeed, perfect for lazy days and upcoming summer evenings.